Nigeria Now Earns More From Non-Oil Revenues – Osinbajo

ABUJA/Nigeria: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says revenue recently flowing into the nation’s treasury are majorly from non oil and gas exports. This is contained in a statement by Josephine Ademu, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on Friday, in Abuja. The Vice President said this at the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE) 51st Annual International Conference/AGM on Thursday in Lagos. Represented by Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Osinbajo pointed out that the Federal Government had worked assiduously to…

Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar’s National Peace Committee Lauds Anambra’s Peaceful Election

ABUJA/Nigeria: National Peace Committee (NPC) on Friday in Abuja commended the people of Anambra for the peaceful conduct of the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election. NPC, chaired by retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State, also congratulated Prof. Charles Soludo on his emergence as the governor-elect. Abubakar said in a statement that the peaceful conduct of the election amidst earlier narratives of doom further deepened the culture of peaceful elections in the country. “I particularly commend the people of Anambra for the way and manner they conducted themselves throughout the…

Nigeria, UAE To Partner On Renewable Energy, Agriculture Others

ABUJA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the offer by the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to partner with Nigeria in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture, infrastructure logistics. The partnership also include provision of vaccines to further control the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari expressed his feelings at a meeting with Minister of State Foreign Affairs of UAE, Sheikh Shakboot Alnahyan, on Friday at the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum in Paris, France. The Nigerian leader used the opportunity to encourage Nigerians…

Man Docked For Allegedly Stabbing Another On Stomach

LAGOS/Nigeria: Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Friday remanded a 25-year-old man, Seun Akindumade, who allegedly stabbed a man on the stomach. The Chief Magistrate, Mr T.A. Elias, who did not take the plea of Akindumade, ordered that he should be kept in a correctional centre pending advice of the state directorate of public prosecutions. Elias adjourned the case until Dec. 6 for mention. The defendant is facing a charge of causing grievous harm. According to the prosecutor, Insp John Iberedem, the defendant committed the offence on Oct.…

Delta Partners Indigenous Firms On Talent Economic Summit – Aide

ASABA/Nigeria: Mr Ogusbaba Ogude, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa on Talent Development, says the state is partnering with selected indigenous firms on its 2021 Talent Economic Summit. Ogude in a statement on Friday in Abuja said government in its push for more Public Private Partnerships (PPP) selected the firms to jointly host the summit. He identified the indigenous firms as Airpeace airline, Emmy Bless Constructions Ltd. and First Rhema Solutions Ltd. He said they would train, develop and nurture budding talents in Delta during…

Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Climb To 212,947

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 53 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 212,947. The NCDC said this in its daily COVID-19 report on Friday morning. It stated that the 53 new cases were from seven states and the FCT “Lagos-19, the FCT-7, Plateau-7, Rivers-7, Imo-5, Kano-4, Zamfara-2, Bayelsa-1 and Gombe-1.” The 53 additional cases indicate a decrease from the 65 cases reported in the country the previous day. The NCDC also confirmed 11 new deaths, bringing the…

Nigeria Senate President Promises to Help Enyimba Shoe Company Access Govt. Funding

ABA/Nigeria: Senate President Ahmed Lawan says the National Assembly will help Enyimba Automated Shoe Company (ENASCO) to get funding and patronage from government agencies. Lawan made the promise on Thursday in Aba during the inauguration of the company located at Umukalika, off Obikabia Junction, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia. “This project, in addition to providing employment in local communities and in Abia directly, will produce more employment opportunities indirectly for the leather industry in Kano and other places in Nigeria. “I believe that this project deserves every possible support from Federal…

EFCC Invites Lucky Igbinedion Over Alleged N1.6bn Fraud

ABUJA/Nigeria: The former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, is currently being grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over what a source described as alleged criminal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.6bn. The former governor, who arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC, at Jabi, Abuja, around 2pm, on Thursday was still being quizzed as of the time of filing this report. Shortly after his exit as governor in 2007, Igbinedion was prosecuted by the EFCC and convicted of corruption. But…

Justice Oseji, Humble Judge, Devoted Husband, Loving Father And Faithful Christian, Says Delta AG

By Onoriode Etatsemi. ASABA/Nigeria: The Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Delta, Isaiah Bozimo Esq,  has described late Justice Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji a Justice of the Supreme Court,  as a humble judge,  devoted Christian and a loving father. The Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice who delivered his speech on the ocassion of a special valedictory court session in Honour of Late Hon Justice Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, said that the late Justice, was not just as a humble judge, but a devoted Christian, loving father and a steadfast friend.…

House Wife Naraates How Hubby, Pastor Killed Her 7-Year-Old Son For Money Ritual

ENUGU/Nigeria: A house wife, Mrs Ifebuchukwu Onyeishi has narrated how her husband, Chidi Onyeishi in connivance with a nonagenarian pastor, allegedly killed their seven-year-old son for money ritual in Enugu. Narrating the incident on Thursday at her residence in Enugu, Onyeishi said she was heartbroken and in disbelief that her beloved husband could kill their third child for money ritual. She said, “On Oct. 20, my husband, a keke driver, who had been caring for the family of three boys, three girls including me and himself refused to provide for…